The Diamond Vault

The Diamond Vault started out in the wholesale diamond industry and expanded its operation to sell diamonds and diamond jewelry directly to the public with wholesale pricing while never neglecting a focus on providing outstanding customer service. We are direct diamond importers and also provide an array of services that include custom design, jewelry repair, watch repair and appraisal services.
7119 E. Shea Blvd. Suite 104 Scottsdale, AZ
Phone: 480-948-8444

How to Create the Perfect Christmas Proposal


 Heart created from two candy canes

The holiday season is, as many have said in song and story, the most magical and wonderful time of the year. As such, it's no surprise that every year hundreds of happy couples celebrate this happy time with the perfect proposal.

If you're thinking about proposing at Christmas to the one you love, congratulations! Proposing to your partner on a holiday can be one of the most exhilarating and joyful experiences in life, but planning for it can be overwhelming. Use the following tips to help you design an ideal proposal plan for a beautiful Christmas memory that you and your spouse will cherish for life.

Find the Perfect Engagement Ring

At the center of every perfect proposal is the gift of deep and everlasting love, symbolized by a hand-selected engagement ring. Choosing this ring for your Christmas proposal may feel like a weighty and nerve-racking task, but it's far from impossible. In fact, once you consider your budget, your partner's tastes, and other aspects, the right ring will almost certainly come into focus.

If money plays a significant role in your choice, make sure you set a general price range for yourself before you begin looking at Christmas engagement rings. You should also have an idea of how much “wiggle room” you're willing to give yourself in the case that a great ring falls outside your price range. Ignore others' opinions about how much you are “supposed to” spend on an engagement ring; the cost of the ring is irrelevant to the depth of your love, and the infinite possibilities in jewelry design mean you can absolutely find the right ring without going into unnecessary debt.

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Has your partner made any comments about their jewelry tastes? If not, what do you notice them wearing most often? How would you describe their style? Are they a traditional person who would love a classic diamond engagement ring, or are they an eclectic and artsy individual who would prefer something unique and colorful? Perhaps your partner would prefer something more practical, like a simple gold band with no gemstones or unnecessary accents. Whatever their tastes, there is absolutely a ring out there that will suit them.

Once you have an idea of what you want for them, start looking at rings available for purchase in that style. If you don't find something that feels right in pre-made ring designs, though, you might also consider creating a custom engagement ring. At The Diamond Vault, we can work with you to create a ring that fits both your vision and your budget.

The Right Place at the Right Time

No matter how beautiful the ring may be, proposing in the wrong place can dull the magic of the moment. For the best possible Christmas proposal, choose a setting that is weather-resistant, is easy to get to, fosters a feeling of warmth and togetherness, and really fits your partner and your relationship.

Window at diner with man holding woman's hands

If you met for the first time at a coffee shop, for example, that might be a great place to recreate your first date and pop the question. Are you both close to your families (and one another's families)? Perhaps sharing the big moment with them while you sit around the Christmas tree would be especially magical. Remember: The non-verbal features of your setting say almost as much as the question you ask. Wherever you choose to propose, make sure your surroundings will create an enchanting atmosphere that makes your love shine.

The timing of your proposal is just as important as the location. When will it best fit into your Christmas schedule? Do you want to have a certain kind of lighting for photos? Are there times or situations in which it might not be appropriate to propose?

For example: If your partner is generally reserved about your private lives, it's probably not a good idea to plan a flashy proposal in front of others. Instead, it's probably best to wait until you are alone together and can have a nice, intimate conversation. Not only will this be more comfortable for your partner, but it will also show that you know them well enough to consider their private nature.

Make Sure Your Ideas Are Feasible

Throughout the planning process, take breaks to go back over your plans and consider whether your Christmas proposal ideas are really feasible. A choreographed flash mob at your partner's favorite restaurant might sound like a great opportunity for a viral proposal video, but is it really something you can (or should) do?

First and foremost, always consider whether your plan suits your partner. You should also consider whether you can afford it, whether you'll have time for it, and whether you have the skills required to pull it off. As much as you want to create an over-the-top experience for the love of your life, the primary requirement of the perfect proposal is that it is heartfelt and genuine. No flash mobs required.

Enlist Help to Capture Your Big Moment

If you want to make sure your magical Christmas proposal is captured for all time, consider hiring a photographer or enlisting the help of a friend or family member to secretly get into position for photos or video.

If you need other help to get photos or commemorate the moment of your engagement in various ways, clue in a few of your shared loved ones to help out. If you're planning to propose in front of friends and family on Christmas Day, this is a natural opportunity to let at least one trusted person know that they should have their camera ready!

Have a Backup Plan

As with anything else in life, there's always a chance that things will go wrong despite all your careful planning. The best way to safeguard your Christmas proposal, then, is to develop a clear backup plan beforehand. Don't just come up with a fuzzy idea of what you'll do if things fall through—give your backup plan at least half as much consideration as your main plan.

Take an inventory of things that could possibly go wrong, then focus on how you can address them or redirect your efforts without panic. When it comes to plan B, simpler is usually better. Make sure that plan B holds up to the potential risks of plan A. For example: If plan A is an outdoor proposal that could be thwarted by terrible weather, plan B should probably take place indoors.

When in Doubt, Turn to the Experts

Planning a proposal can be just as complex as planning the wedding itself, so it's not uncommon for people to feel a bit overwhelmed at times. If you're still unsure how to create the perfect Christmas proposal or choose an appropriate engagement ring, don't be afraid to ask for help from professionals in the wedding and jewelry industries.

At The Diamond Vault, we help hopeful lovers make big decisions every day. Not sure exactly what your partner will like? We'll talk you through some ideas and help you come up with a vision of the ideal ring. If you can't find anything like that ring in our existing selection, we can even guide you through the process of creating a one-of-a-kind custom piece.

If you're ready to give the one you love an engagement ring for Christmas, visit our store in Scottsdale, Arizona or browse our selection of engagement rings and bridal sets online.